A majority of Americans, 56.8% think Biden's declaration of war on Trump voters was a "dangerous escalation in rhetoric" which was "designed to incite conflict amongst Americans," according to a new poll by the Trafalgar group.
Perhaps even more telling is that 71% of Democrats said Biden's speech - in which he said "MAGA forces" pose a "clear and present danger" to Democracy - thought it was simply "acceptable campaign messaging that is to be expected in an election year."
What should worry Democrats is that 62% of independent voters agreed with 89.1% of Republicans who said the speech was a "dangerous escalation."
This, from the president who campaigned on uniting America against hatred.
Conservatives on social media were appalled at the speech.
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